South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization

Policy Board

The Policy Board is the governing body of SJTPO, as outlined in the SJTPO Bylaws (amended May 24, 2021). The Policy Board provides direction and oversight and makes all final decisions on administrative, personnel, and financial matters, along with the approval of SJTPO’s transportation planning documents and programs.

The Policy Board consists of eleven voting members: one elected official from each county government, one municipal elected official from each county (specifically including the mayors of Atlantic City and Vineland), and one representative each from the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), New Jersey Transit (NJ TRANSIT), and the South Jersey Transportation Authority (SJTA).

The Policy Board meets six times a year, typically on the fourth Monday, with meetings scheduled bimonthly. An annual reorganization meeting, at which an election of officers is conducted, is held in January. Meeting dates are available below in the Upcoming Meetings tab. All public meetings are open to the public.

Equal Opportunity (Title VI)

SJTPO fully complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes and regulations in all programs and activities. SJTPO public meetings are always held in ADA-accessible facilities and transit-accessible locations when possible. SJTPO works to accommodate all reasonable requests for translation, interpretation, and auxiliary services that are necessary for individuals to participate in SJTPO’s programs and activities. SJTPO encourages that requests be made at least seven days before public meetings. Requests can be submitted through the Translation Request Form, emailed to , or by calling the SJTPO office at (856) 794-1941.

For more information on SJTPO’s Civil Rights Program, visit the Title VI web page.

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2024 Meetings

Policy Board meetings are held in a hybrid (in-person or virtual) format. If attending in person, meetings are held in the SJTPO Conference Room. Connection details to join virtually are located at the top of the first page of each meeting packet.

Past Meetings

2023

2022

2021

2020

2019

Board Members

Officers

 Leonard Desiderio

Leonard Desiderio

Mayor & Commissioner

Sea Isle City
Alternate: N/A
Policy Board Chair 

Benjamin Laury

Benjamin Laury

Commissioner Director

Salem County
Alternate: Edward Ramsay, Commissioner
Policy Board Vice Chair 

John Risley, Jr.

John Risley, Jr.

Commissioner

Atlantic County
Alternate: Maureen Kern, Commissioner Chair
Policy Board Secretary/Treasurer

Members

Andrew Bulakowski

Andrew Bulakowski

Commissioner

Cape May County
Alternate: N/A

Sandra Taylor

Sandra Taylor

Commissioner

Cumberland County
Alternate: Antonio Romero, Commissioner Deputy Director
Marty Small, Sr.

Marty Small, Sr.

Mayor

City of Atlantic City
Alternate: Kaleem Shabazz

 Anthony Fanucci

Anthony Fanucci

Mayor

City of Vineland
Alternate: N/A

P. Edward McKelvey

P. Edward McKelvey

Mayor

Alloway Township
Alternate: N/A

Sudhir Joshi

Sudhir Joshi

Manager, Bureau of Statewide Strategies

New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT)
Alternate: Andrew Clark, Section Chief, Bureau of Statewide Strategies

Louis Millan

Louis Millan

Senior Program Director, Capital Planning

New Jersey Transit
Alternate: Robert Palladino, Senior Director, Capital Planning

Stephen Mazur

Stephen Mazur

Director of Engineering/Chief Engineer

South Jersey Transportation Authority (SJTA)
Alternate: David Zappariello, Chief of Staff